Prisoner exchange reported between YPG, Daesh

The PKK’s Syrian offshoot Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) armed wing the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) and Daesh have exchanged prisoners, a report claimed on Monday.

According to a report published in the Turkish edition of Sputnik on Monday, the YPG and Daesh exchanged 14 prisoners. Citing a source from the YPG, the report said the exchange took place on Saturday in the YPG-held town of Suluk, which lies between Raqqa and Kobani.

Daesh set free 14 YPG militants, two of whom are Arabs, while the YPG set free 14 Daesh militants captured around Manbij.

A YPG commander speaking to Sputnik said the terrorist group launches operations from time to time to save such prisoners.

Meanwhile, some French media outlets have recently reported that more than 200 French people have been killed in Syria and Iraq while fighting among Daesh’s ranks. According to reports, around 700 French citizens have so far joined Daesh ranks to fight for the terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Out of 700 French citizens, more than 200 people were killed in the aforementioned countries.

French security officials predict that the majority of the French Daesh fighters were killed in coalition airstrikes against Daesh.


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